Key West Inshore Fishing Charters

Key West Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West: 98 fishing charters available

Easy Does It

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(456 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $650

Heavy Hitter Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $700

Fish Key West - The Coolcast

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(424 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $500

Flying Fish Charters - 17'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $550

Fish Key West – The Coolwater II

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(224 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $500

Reel Easy Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(630 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $650

Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $900

Hooked Up Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(136 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $750

Inshore Fishing in Key West

No matter what time of year you head to the southernmost tip of the US, thrilling fishing awaits. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can catch Tarpon all year round, and boasts Permit and Bonefish too. These three make up the “Grand Slam” of inshore fishing – an honor for anglers everywhere. Step aboard a Key West inshore fishing charter and find out for yourself!

What to Expect

Incredible fishing awaits just seconds from shore. Even a four-hour Key West inshore fishing charter will see you fill the boat. If you want to hone your fishing skills, trips also last six or eight hours. Hop aboard and test your skills against some tough-fighting beasts.

Backcountry

For non-stop, rod-bending action, hit the backcountry. These waters are overflowing with feed that predators love to hunt. Sight cast in the clear water and go after anything from a monster Tarpon to delicious Snappers and Trout. 
 
The backcountry is the ideal place to learn to fish. The water here is calm and gentle, so you won’t get seasick! With the prospect of a bite every minute, you’ll be a pro in no time. Your experienced guide will show you how it’s done, while avid anglers will love the non-stop fishing. 

Flats

If you’re a seasoned angler then a trip to the flats won’t disappoint. Your best bet of landing the Grand Slam is in these murky waters. Utilize all your skills and cast without disturbing the spooky fish around you. As you feel the bite, you’ll know that you’re in for a thrilling battle. 
 
Most Key West inshore fishing charters take place aboard skiffs or flats boats. Your captain will power the boat with a push pole, allowing you to navigate even the skinniest of waters. You’ll mainly sight cast, so keep your eye out for boats with a casting platform. 

How to Prepare

You’ll want to cover up from the sun. Wear long sleeves, a cap, and bring sunscreen. Check with your captain if they provide water, but you’ll want to bring some snacks and drinks of your own too. 
 
If you want to go fly fishing, check with your captain if the gear is included. In most cases, you’ll be advised to bring your own. 
 
Everything else you need, including a license, is taken care of. So come and check out a Key West inshore fishing charter!
Key West
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25,048 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Key West

First time in KW, during October and were able to find plenty of small ones
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time in KW, during October and were able to find plenty of small ones
Scott  T.
Scott T. Knoxville, TN
I’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Alison  C.
Alison C. Lake Worth, FL
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Robert  M.
Robert M. St. Petersburg, Florida
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Donald  P.
Donald P. Rifle, CO
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Kristen  H.
Kristen H. Sugar Creek, MO
Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Britton, MI
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. Chelsea, ME
It was very hot! Stick with half days or at the most eight hours. We had scheduled extended day and am glad the Captain talked us out of it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was very hot! Stick with half days or at the most eight hours. We had scheduled extended day and am glad the Captain talked us out of it!
Angel  S.
Angel S. Thompsontown, PA
Recommend 1/2 day trips. John our captain was great..very knowledgeable. Will do this again next time we're here. Thanks!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend 1/2 day trips. John our captain was great..very knowledgeable. Will do this again next time we're here. Thanks!
Mary  B.
Mary B. Granite Quarry, NC
Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
Christian  C.
Christian C. Orange Park, FL
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
Patrick  M.
Patrick M. Church Hill, MD
We did a snorkel and sightseeing trip with this charter and they did the most amazing trip for us could not have asked for a better trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did a snorkel and sightseeing trip with this charter and they did the most amazing trip for us could not have asked for a better trip.
Richard  F.
Richard F. Chicago, IL
Sometimes the fish aren't biting. There are no guarantees. Enjoy the view and the scenery and conversation if nothing else.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fish aren't biting. There are no guarantees. Enjoy the view and the scenery and conversation if nothing else.
Matt  S.
Matt S. Key West, FL
Sunscreen!!!! Also, have an idea of what type of fishing you’d like to do before booking and heading out, that way your captain can get you to the best spot!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen!!!! Also, have an idea of what type of fishing you’d like to do before booking and heading out, that way your captain can get you to the best spot!
Kate  Z.
Kate Z. Perrysburg, OH
Be ready to catch some fish. By hiring a guide, you have everything you need at your fingertips.... Bait, tackle, water and a nice boat to get you onto the water. Morning fishing is probably the best, as the afternoons can be extra steamy and fish may be sluggish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to catch some fish. By hiring a guide, you have everything you need at your fingertips.... Bait, tackle, water and a nice boat to get you onto the water. Morning fishing is probably the best, as the afternoons can be extra steamy and fish may be sluggish.
Judy  O.
Judy O. Savannah, GA
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.
Asterios  H.
Asterios H. Miami, FL
Book your trip with a Captain who knows the area and Captain Russ has been in the Key West area fishing his entire life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with a Captain who knows the area and Captain Russ has been in the Key West area fishing his entire life.
Tony  D.
Tony D. Boca Raton, Florida
Make sure you have something to put on to cover your skin from the sun...our Florida sun is hot in August!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have something to put on to cover your skin from the sun...our Florida sun is hot in August!!
Rebecca  M.
Rebecca M. St. Petersburg, FL
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know
Stephen  T.
Stephen T. Austin, TX
Focus on enjoying the experience of your Captain and you’ll finish the day with great fish & memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Focus on enjoying the experience of your Captain and you’ll finish the day with great fish & memories.
Christian  B.
Christian B. Richmond, CA

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